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Licensed Social Worker / Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Social Worker / Mental Health Counselor

locationAmherst, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/23/2024
Full Time

Position: Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner - Full Time

Position Summary:Join our agency as a Licensed Behavioral Health Provider and play a crucial role in shaping a brighter future for youth in our foster care program! We are actively seeking a compassionate and dedicated professional committed to providing counseling and education to help youth and their families develop essential skills to achieve their goals. In this vital role, you will have the opportunity to work remotely, engaging in community-based interventions as well. Collaborate closely with a multi-disciplinary team to establish personalized treatment goals and conduct comprehensive assessments. Your expertise will improve behavioral expectations by employing interventions to support positive change. If you have a genuine passion for making a lasting impact, apply now to empower youth and do your part to make the world a better place!

New Directions is an equal opportunity employer committed to championing the principles of anti-racism, justice, and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse cultures and backgrounds, for all positions, who will uphold our values and contribute to our mission. We aim to have a leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Pay and benefits
  • 105 hours of paid time off your first year, not including an additional 13 agency holidays.
  • Access to affordable life, dental and medical insurance.
  • 401k with up to 3% agency matching.
  • $23.80 - $27.56/hr for your first year based on education and experience. Additional raises guaranteed.
  • Join our 100+ year old company, where over 30% of our staff have been with us for 10 years or more.
  • Flexible 35 hour schedule.


Minimum Education and/or Professional Qualifications/Skills:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC or LMHC-P), or Licensed Psychoanalyst, or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) under the supervision of LCSW/Licensed Psychologist, or Psychiatrist. LMSW or LMHC candidates may be considered with the stipulation that licensure must be obtained within 90 days of appointment.(required)
  • Experience in the provision of individual family and group psychotherapy to adolescents and their families (preferred)
  • Experience in providing services to those who are substance use disordered and/or in acute crisis (preferred)

We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable human service organization to apply.

Job Description

Title: Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioners
Department: 29I Health Facility
Title of Immediate Supervisor: Clinical Director – South, Treatment Team Supervisor - North

POSITION SUMMARY: LBHP provides counseling and education and assists youth to develop skills to meet their goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:
▪ Establishes individualized client and family centered treatment goals for children utilizing historical and current available information in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team.
▪ Completes comprehensive assessments to assess for level of risk, trauma, daily living skills, substance use/abuse or dependency, risk of or exposure to violence, individual and family strengths, developmental and mental health diagnosis and needs, and other assessments as necessary.
▪ Assists children and youth to develop skills as defined in treatment goals.
▪ Provides psychiatric supports and therapy.
▪ Provides individual counseling and treatment, substance abuse counseling and treatment, trauma-informed counseling and treatment, family and group counseling and traditional counseling.
▪ Promotes integration with community resources and skill building.
▪ Provides psycho-education and wellness education.
▪ Communicates with family, case planning staff and medical practitioners.as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
▪ Enhances compliance with behavioral expectations.
▪ Utilizes interventions drawn from evidence-based psychotherapeutic methodology.
▪ Structures interventions to decrease problem behavior and increase developmentally appropriate pro-social behavior.
▪ Attends all mandatory in-service training and regularly attends supervision meetings.
▪ Attends other training and in-services as needed to maintain a level of expertise in the field.
▪ Any additional duties assigned by immediate supervisor

SKILL, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Education and/or Professional Qualifications/Skills Education
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC or LMHC-P), or Licensed Psychoanalyst, or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) under the supervision of LCSW/Licensed Psychologist, or Psychiatrist
- Experience in the provision of individual family and group psychotherapy to adolescents and their families preferred.
- Experience in providing services to those who are substance use disordered and/or in acute crisis preferred.
• LMSW or LMHC candidates may be considered with the stipulation that licensure must be obtained within 90 days of appointment.

All LBHPs must comply with all of the following:
• Complete required background checks:
- NYS Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR)
- NYS Sex Offender Registry (SOR)
- NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) fingerprinting
- NYS Justice Center Staff Exclusion List (SEL)
- NYS OMIG Medicaid Exclusion List
• Complete mandated reporter training
• Compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations to include NYSED guidance

Special – Personal Skills, Qualities, Aptitudes and Physical Requirements
New Directions Youth & Family Services, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform essential functions.
1. Ability to work effectively with youth, families, staff and community contacts from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
2. Ability to deal effectively with youth and/or families.

3. Ability to accept supervision and perform as part of a team.
4. Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
5. Ability to interface with people (groups and individuals) and communicate within various mediums (logbooks, E-mail, telephone, written).
6. Must have excellent organizational and communication/interaction skills.
7. Must have a valid driver’s license, adequate auto insurance and meet the criteria for driving set forth in the New Directions Driver’s License policy and Auto Insurance policy.
8. Ability to pass annual physical for Category 2 job classification in accordance with New Directions Employee Health policy.
9. Must comply with Agency safety standards and be responsible for own actions and conduct concerning safety and healthy working conditions.